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ACPE Certification Process Experienced As "Subjective & Adversarial"

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) certification process experienced as "subjective and adversarial, without definable processes for advocacy and mentoring of candidates."

REPORT OF THE ACPE PRESIDENTIAL TASK GROUP ON TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION AUGUST, 2006

Regarding certification:

While our certifiers provide high quality and dedicated assessment, our standards for certification are open to subjective interpretation and often reflect differing understandings.

Dominant and emerging concepts in supervisory education lack articulation and uniform understanding.

The certification experience is sometimes surprising and painful and is occasionally perceived by candidates as failing to reflect the core values of our organization.

The presenter's report, while typically reflecting a high level of insight and skill on the part of the writer, remains a tool of arguable value that demands a great deal of work from one person.

At its best, the report clarifies and focuses …